Last summer, a study out of Stanford University and UC San Francisco found that nearly 700,000 Americans would be saved from obesity or Type 2 diabetes during the next decade if the federal government made just one tiny change. Stop letting people buy sugary soft drinks with food stamps.
Lizard Squad, like the Grinch himself, set out to ruin Christmas for thousands of innocent people this year. Unlike the Grinch, it succeeded. The hacker group launched denial-of-service attacks against two gaming sites, Microsoft Xbox Live and Sony PlayStation Network, starting Christmas Eve, effectively shutting them down.
Michael Picker is intelligent, diligent and dedicated. He and the commissioners should breathe life into a ponderous agency of 1,000 employees and transform it into an agile and aggressive advocate on behalf of customers of PG&E and the other private utilities.
The Sony hacking scandal may have seemed amusing when it was just about celebrity email. But this week’s threat to theater-goers is no laughing matter, and neither is Sony’s capitulation to terrorists.